Fast analog electro-optic effect in an achiral smectic C liquid crystal in a transverse electrode configuration

Yu, Chang-Jae; Kim, Jin-Yun; Lee, Sin-Doo
February 2002
Applied Physics Letters;2/18/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p1111
Academic Journal
We demonstrated a fast analog electro-optic effect in an achiral smectic C (ASC) liquid crystal in a transverse electrode configuration. In this configuration, wide viewing characteristics are also achieved. The analog gray scales in the ASC mode are obtained in a dielectrically driving scheme as those in the nematic mode. The rising and falling times, 3.2 and 13.8 ms, are suitable for video-rate display applications.


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